The Cabinet's main focus is ensuring the safety, permanency and well-being of those children who are being placed for adoption. This focus is emphasized by providing services to the child, foster parents and adoptive parents throughout the child's lifetime. Staff should realize that adoption may become the permanency goal for any child who enters care and give optimal consideration to this possibility when selecting the first (best and last) family for the child's placement. Utilizing best practice standards is the primary method of ensuring that the child, the foster parents and the adoptive parents successfully transition through events such as out of home placement, reunification efforts, termination of parental rights, and adoptive placement. The skilled adoption practitioner realizes all parties in the process have endured many losses to achieve their gains e.g. the child's loss of family, friends etc., the foster parent's loss of the child (retention) and the adoptive parent's loss of the "ideal child." Support groups, information regarding adoption issues, financial assistance, and adult adoptee search services all play role in not only facilitating the well-being of the child, but of the entire adoption triad.